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March 2017 U.S. Film Releases Directed By Women

March 1 
Kiki dir. Sara Jordenö (LIMITED)
Nakom dir. Kelly Daniela Norris & T.W. Pittman (LIMITED)

March 3
Before I Fall dir. Ry Russo-Young (WIDE)

March 10
Raw dir. Julia Ducournau (LIMITED)

March 22
A Woman, a Part dir. Elisabeth Subrin (LIMITED)

March 24
Prevenge dir. Alice Lowe (LIMITED)

March 31
The Zookeeper’s Wife dir. Niki Caro (WIDE)
Carrie Pilby dir. Susan Johnson  (LIMITED)
For Here or to Go? dir. Rucha Humnabadkar (LIMITED)
All This Panic dir. Jenny Gage (LIMITED)

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Most Anticipated Realease: June - December 2017 

*all links go to Goodreads pages for more info*

- Dividing Eden by Joelle Charbonneau (June 6th)
- The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Macenzi Lee (June 27th)
- The Savage Dawn (The Girl at Midnight #3) by Melissa Grey (July 11th)
- Daughter of the Burning City by Amanda Foody (July 25th) 
- The Undercurrent by Paula Weston (August)
- The Dreadful Tale of Prosper Redding by Alexandra Bracken (September 5th)
- Tower of Dawn (Throne of Glass #6) by Sarah J Maas (September 5th)
- Godsgrave (Nevernight Chronicles #2) by Jay Kristoff (September 5th)
- They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera (September 5th)
- Warcross (Warcross #1) by Marie Lu (September 12th)
- There’s Someone Inside Your House by Stephanie Perkins (September 26th)
- The Language of Thorns by Leigh Bardugo (September 26th)
- 27 Hours (Nightside Saga #1) by Tristina Wright (October 3rd)
- The Ship of the Dead (Magnus Chase #3) by Rick Riordan (October 3rd)
- Dare Mighty Things by Heather Kaczynski (October 10th)
- A Darker Shade of Magic by V E Schwab *COLLECTORS EDITION* (Oct 31st) 
- Renegades by Marissa Meyer (November 7th)
- Unearthed (Unearthed #1) by Amie Kaufman and Megan Spooner (December)

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ATOMIC BLONDE (2017)

DIR: David Leitch

As I stated in my Instagram post, Atomic Blonde is the film that redefined sexiness for me in 2017. As someone who feels uncomfortable watching a majority of sex scenes, I finally was not. There is something comforting in this pairing of girls, and finally we have a bisexual film hero who, although overly sexualized, is badass, confident, and will take a man down. This is so important to me because it is so rarely seen, and when it is, it’s usually referenced or joked about. Her bisexuality passes naturally through the diegesis. I never had any particular feelings about Charlize Theron before this movie, but now I wonder why I slept on her so long. She was stunning for the part. Yet another admirable bit about this movie is her fashion and shoes: mostly black and white to contrast the lighting, and naturally sexual. 

Although not an 80s movie, this film harkens back to the time for me with the soundtrack. Made up of Bowie & Queen, George Michael, New Order, and Depeche Mode, as well as a few of the popular German songs of the 80s, it feels vibrant and pulsing with energy. The setting and lighting bring us back to the 1980s feel, and the stunning color combinations of neon lighting give flavor to the darkness of Cold War Berlin, and give intense energy to the nightlife of a torn city. It heightens the sexual tension of the love scenes, and this is in clear contrast to the cold, clinical light of the present day and action sequences. 

A killer soundtrack. A stunning, fashionable bisexual heroine. Colorful neon lighting. Bomb action sequences. Comfortable sex scenes. An 80s throwback. As one of the pull quotes I read stated: “This is the movie we need right now.” How correct it is. 

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I’m so excited because Phillip Pullman’s new book, The Book of Dust, set in the world of His Dark Materials, is released October 19th this year 🙌🏼

These books are some of my all time favourites and this series means so much to me, I am totally ecstatic that there’s going to be more! 🌟

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                   FALL RELEASES OF2 0 1 7

  • Tower of Dawn by Sarah J. Maas
  • They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera
  • The Becoming of Noah Shaw by Michelle Hodkin
  • There’s Someone Inside Your House by Stephanie Perkins
  • Warcross by Marie Lu
  • Moxie by Jennifer Mathieu
  • Whichwood by Tahreh Mafi
  • Mask of Shadows by Linsey Miller
  • Ringer by Lauren Oliver

Do you see one of your anticipated releases?

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August 2017 U.S. Film Releases Directed By Women

August 4
Detroit dir. Kathryn Bigelow (WIDE)
Step dir. Amanda Lipitz (LIMITED)

August 11 
Planetarium dir. Rebecca Zlotowski (LIMITED)
Whose Streets? dir. Sabaah Folan (LIMITED)

August 18 
Lemon dir. Janicza Bravo (LIMITED)

August 25
Beach Rats dir. Eliza Hittman (LIMITED)
Polina dir. Valérie Müller & Angelin Preljocaj (LIMITED)
Served Like a Girl dir. Lysa Heslov (LIMITED)

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THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL (2014)

DIR: Wes Anderson 

I recently had the privilege to see this film on the big screen and take part in a discussion on it. Based on what was discussed, I feel it is time for a post. 

This is actually the only Wes Anderson movie I have seen. And I have seen it quite a few times before the fortunate moment I previously mentioned. The first was with a person who will always remain near and dear to my heart, who always showed me very good movies. This was in 2015, after its many Oscars wins and wide release. I have lost touch in many ways with this person, and my relationship with him is strained and painful. 

Which is as good of a segue as any as talking about this movie. In many ways, Grand Budapest is also about love and loss. Zero’s loss of Agatha. M. Gustave’s loss of his lady companion. Zero’s loss of M. Gustave. And, ultimately, the loss of the hotel. Many beloved and cherished people and things are lost in time throughout the film, without the characters being able to stop it. 

Despite these very sad and nostalgic undertones, as Zero reminisces on all this and misses Agatha deeply, the whole film is charming and cute. In typical Wes Anderson fashion, it is colorful and dainty with delicate title cards and charming set designs that look like the confectionery marvels that come out of Mendl’s. It is a visual treat watching this pastel wonderland and its ever-changing aspect ratios to reflect different periods of time. The style is impeccable, luxurious, and the viewer years for these days much like M. Gustave does. 

Not only that, but it has a charming sense of humor and wit. Ralph Fiennes and the whimsical set designs add to this, in particular. The entire film, despite its underlying sadness, is a charmer and a fun visual ride. There are so many lovely shots and lovely cinematography it was hard to pick just ten pictures.

We were happy here. For a little while. This happiness and yearning nostalgia can be captured by watching this movie over and over again.

“For my dearest darling, treasured, cherished ___ whom I worship. With respect, adoration, admiration, kisses, gratitude, best wishes, and love from A to _” ♥

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New Young Adult Novels Releasing Today! (September 26, 2017)

  1. The 12 Dares of Christa by Marissa Burt
  2. Invictus by Ryan Graudin
  3. An Enchantment of Ravens by Margaret Rogerson
  4. Carry Me Home by Jessica Therrier
  5. A Short History of the Girl Next Door by Jared Reck
  6. Starfish by Akemi Dawn Bowman
  7. The Ravenous by Amy Rukavics
  8. The Language of Thorns: Midnight Tales & Dangerous Magic  by Leigh Bardugo
  9. There’s Someone Inside Your House by Stephanie Perkins
  10. House of Ash by Hope Cook

Which new releases are you planning to read? Are there any novels I missed? Let me know!

Happy reading!

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May 2017 U.S. Film Releases Directed By Women

May 5
3 Generations dir. Gaby Dellal (LIMITED)

May 12
Paris Can Wait dir. Eleanor Coppola (LIMITED)
Stefan Zweig: Farewell to Europe dir. Maria Schrader (LIMITED)
The Wedding Plan dir. Rama Burshtein (LIMITED)

May 19
Everything, Everything dir. Stella Meghie (WIDE)
Paint it Black dir. Amber Tamblyn (LIMITED)
Wakefield dir. Robin Swicord (LIMITED)

May 26
Buena Vista Social Club: Adios dir. Lucy Walker (LIMITED)

Scheduled New Releases: May 2017 - Week 4

This list will continually be updated when MVs, iTunes links, & additional new release information become available.


SEVENTEEN -  Al1 (4th mini-album)
Title Track: Don’t Wanna Cry [MV]
Release Date: May 22nd
iTunes - https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/seventeen-4th-mini-album-al1-ep/id1239345692

iKON - New Kids: Begin (1st single album)
Title Track: Bling Bling [MV]
Title Track: B-Day [MV]
Release Date: May 22nd
iTunes - https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/new-kids-begin-ep/id1239238341

Red Queen - IDOLM@STER.KR PART 2 (OST)
Title Track: Super Girl Magic [MV]
Release Date: May 22nd
iTunes - https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/%EC%95%84%EC%9D%B4%EB%8F%8C%EB%A7%88%EC%8A%A4%ED%84%B0-kr-pt-2-music-from-the-original-tv-series-single/id1234234244

MAP6 - Momentum (3rd single album)
Title Track: I’m Ready [MV]
Release Date: May 23th
iTunes - https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/momentum-ep/id1239652634

Kim Lip (of  LOOΠΔ) - Kim Lip (group pre-debut solo single album)
Title Track: Eclipse [MV]
Release Date: May 23rd
iTunes - https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/kim-lip/id1239652295

A.C.E - Cactus (debut single album)
Title Track: Cactus [MV]
Release Date: May 23rd
iTunes - https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/%EC%84%A0%EC%9D%B8%EC%9E%A5-cactus-single/id1236180601

B.I.G - Hello-Hello (6th single album)
Title Track: Hello Hello [MV]
Release Date: May 23rd
iTunes - https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/hello-hello-ep/id1239740011

San E x Bolbbalgan4 - Mohae (digital single) [AUD]
Release Date: May 23rd
iTunes - https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/%EB%AA%A8%ED%95%B4-mohae-single/id1239715618

B.HEART -  It’s Because I Like You (feat. Yolo) (digital single) [MV]
Release Date: May 23rd

Kyuhyun (of Super Junior) - Goodbye for Now (single)
Title Track: Goodbye for Now [MV]
Release Date: May 24th
iTunes - https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/%EB%8B%A4%EC%8B%9C-%EB%A7%8C%EB%82%98%EB%8A%94-%EB%82%A0-goodbye-for-now-single/id1239266592

Yezi (of FIESTAR) - Anck Su Namum (digital single) [MV]
Release Date: May 24th
iTunes - https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/%EC%95%84%EB%82%99%EC%88%98%EB%82%98%EB%AC%B8-anck-su-namum-single/id1240135718

Kriesha Chu (of K-Pop Star 6) - Kriesha Chu (debut single album)
Title Track: Trouble [MV]
Release Date: May 24th
iTunes - https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/kriesha-chu-1st-single-album-single/id1240059522

Marmello - Puppet (debut digital single) [MV]
Release Date: May 24th
iTunes - https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/puppet-single/id1239720005

KNK - Gravity (2nd single album)
Title Track: Sun. Moon. Star [MV]
Release Date: May 25th
iTunes - https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/gravity-ep/id1240688391

Be.A (formerly known as K-MUCH) - Magical Realism (1st single album)
Title Track: Magical [MV]
Release Date: May 25th
iTunes - https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/magical-realism-ep/id1238234108

Nam Taehyun (South Club) - Hug Me (album pre-release digital single) [MV]
Release Date: May 26th
iTunes - https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/hug-me-single/id1240736755

24K - Addiction (single album)
Title Track: Only You [MV]
Release Date: May 27th
iTunes - https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/addiction-ep/id1241248724

After a while you may forget, but just in case the memories cross your mind…
You couldn’t know this when I left, under the fire of your angry eyes…
I never wanted to say goodbye.
—  Sorry For Now, Linkin Park 
my most anticipated LGBTQ+ books of 2016 + 2017

New releases, whoo!!

  • Stream Raiders #1 by Sara Raasch (forthcoming, 2017) – YA novel about pirates and queer romance, and that’s literally all I know but it’s enough. *swoons*
  • Gena/Finn by Hannah Moskowitz (2016) – wlw romance in which 2 girls in the same fandom meet and fall in love online. This sounds so fanfictiony, aka MY JAM EXACTLY.
  • The Love Interest by Cale Dietrich (forthcoming, 2017) – Two teen guys who are also SPIES have to compete for the affections of a girl for Reasons but end up falling for each other instead.
  • The Ghost of Buxton Manor by Jonathan L. Ferrara (2016) – A boy moves into a house (Buxton Manor, presumably) that’s haunted by a century-old gay ghost. This is some kind of Peter Pan retelling and I am SO HERE FOR IT.
  • 27 Hours by Tristina Wright (forthcoming, 2017) – I can’t even sum up the summary, it’s just too epic and awesomely intriguing. A sci-fi thriller with space colonies and “a stellar cast of queer teenagers.” Give it to meeeee.

Keep reading

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April 2017 U.S. Film Releases Directed By Women

April 7
Their Finest dir. Lone Scherfig (LIMITED)
Alive and Kicking dir. Susan Glatzer (LIMITED)
I Hate Myself :) dir. Joanna Arnow (LIMITED)

April 14
Heal the Living dir. Katell Quillévéré (LIMITED)

April 21 
Unforgettable dir. Denise Di Novi (WIDE)

April 26 
Obit dir. Vanessa Gould (LIMITED)

April 28 
Buster’s Mal Heart dir. Sarah Adina Smith (LIMITED)